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MMC Annual Report

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Program Impact (7/1/21-6/30/22)

Caravan du Nord - Bringing a showcase of Minnesota musicians across the state, MMC implemented concerts, workshops, and networking events in Alexandria, Austin, Worthington, Mankato, Faribault, Detroit Lakes, Duluth, Hibbing, and Red Wing during the fall of 2021. The tour featured 27 musical acts and 17 workshops.

MN Music Summit - Our 2022 Summit was three days full of activities for the music community. Concerts at Mall of America, Live from The Mitchell in Duluth, and more featured a variety of MN musicians. With a theme of "Building Forward Together", 35 industry experts led workshops, discussion panels, and clinics on an array of valuable topics. By offering a sliding scale for registration, 40% of attendees were able to attend for free.

Performance Opportunities - MMC continued to grow partnerships for paid performance opportunities. Partners included: Summit Brewing Company, Mall of America, Downtown Minneapolis Council, St. Paul Downtown Alliance, Chankaska Creek Winery, Republic MSP, St. Paul Chamber of Commerce, Canterbury Park, ReBoot Showcase, IDS Center Crystal Court, St. Paul Parks Conservancy, Musicant Group, College of St. Scholastica, Minnesota Events and Festivals Association, Hook and Ladder Theater. This fiscal year, MMC has booked 314 performances!

Mentoring - Artists have a brief interview with MMC staff to determine goals and what they are looking for in a mentor, and we personally match them with an expert in that field.

Vendor Discounts - 23 businesses offered discounts for MMC members to help alleviate business expenses.

Workshops - We held six web workshops on a variety of topics throughout the year, in addition to workshops at Caravan du Nord stops and the MN Music Summit. Most are archived on the MMC youtube channel.

Networking Events / Open Mic - MMC held several online networking gatherings for statewide musicians. In March, we launched a new Open Mic & Networking gathering monthly at Summit Brewing Company.

Mendoza Open Door Fund - This fund continued to help alleviate barriers to participation for musicians, namely travel costs for performance opportunities across the state. Gifts were given this year in memory of Carlos Mendoza, the late father of founding Board member Tony Mendoza, who the MOD Fund is named in honor of.

Safer Spaces Initiative - MMC sponsored this grassroots initiative to address harm in the music industry. We funded several Sexual Violence 101 trainings, and enlisted a project manager to oversee the initiative's administration. The group held a visioning session at the MN Music Summit in June 2022.

Fiscal Sponsorship - MMC was fiscal sponsor to 3 projects in this fiscal year.

  • Voices in the Back, a web series and podcast with performances and conversations by BIPOC MN music professionals on topics of inequality in the MN music scene
  • The New Standards' SCORE! tour, a showcase of songs and themes from favorite cult and classic film scores
  • Minnesota Original Music Festival, set to hold its first free festival with live music and workshops for musicians in July 2022

Financial Impact (7/1/20-6/30/21)

Expense 2021
REVENUE 2021

Donors and Partners (7/1/21-6/30/22)

MN Music Summit

MN Music Summit additional sponsors and partners: Scott LeGere, Augsburg University Music Therapy Program, Minnesota State University Mankato, School of Rock, Chartmetric, and Brad Matala.

Planning Task Force: J. Anthony Allen, Youa Vang, Kovan Baldwin, Ry Edwards, Joe Scarpellino, Craig Grossman, Hassan Shahid, Nicole Mulder, David Safar, Cameron Cloman, Scott LeGere, Steve Cole, Amanda Grace, Jora Bart, David Ostrom, Trevor McSpadden, Joanna Schnedler

Music Selection Panel: Youa Vang, Kovan Baldwin, Ry Edwards, Cameron Cloman, David Ostrom

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Silent Auction Donors: 

  • The Armory, Minneapolis
  • Fairmont Opera House
  • Historic Holmes Theatre, Detroit Lakes
  • Reif Center for Performing Arts, Grand Rapids
  • Alex Kasick
  • Skylab Glass Arts
  • David Schuster
  • Mark Gehring
  • Scott LeGere
  • Canopy by Hilton
  • Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center
  • Corazon
  • Craftapped
  • Paramount Center for the Arts, St. Cloud
  • Dessa
  • Duluth Art Institute
  • Sheldon Theater, Red Wing
  • Bill and Mary McKoskey
  • HiFi Hair and Records

 

 

Silent Auction Donors, cont.:

  • Dawn Montez
  • Joanna Schnedler
  • Friends of the St. Paul Public Library
  • School of Rock - Plymouth
  • The Parkway Theater, Minneapolis
  • Chase Bill Audio
  • The New Standards
  • Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault
  • Mike Warner
  • Paul Boblett
  • Heart Centric Devine Creations
  • Mall of America
  • Luxjoy & Comfort
  • Summit Brewing Company
  • Hobby Farmer Canning Co.
  • Science Museum of Minnesota
  • MN Black Box
  • Anonymous

MMC MixTape

 

Special Thanks:

  • Wherehouse Productions
  • IceHouse MPLS
  • Mostly Minnesota Music
  • Courtney Burton
  • Brian Turner
  • Lucy Nelson
  • Steve Cole
  • Alexandria Mueller
  • Secrets of the City
  • Nicole and John Mulder

 

Planning Committee:

  • Julie Chapin
  • Diane Miller
  • Mary McKoskey
  • Sara Horishnyk
  • Shantel Dow
  • Scott LeGere
  • Alexei Moon Casselle
  • Paul Boblett
  • Janis Weller
  • Dawn Montez
  • Steve Weber
  • David Ostrom
  • Joanna Schnedler

 

Music Selection Panel:

  • Diane Miller
  • Paul Boblett
  • Alexei Casselle
  • Joanna Schnedler
  • David Ostrom
Sept-Dec 2021

Caravan du Nord

The 2021 Caravan du Nord was made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. Sponsored by The Current.

Presenting partners:

  • Theatre L'Homme Dieu, Alexandria
  • Paramount Theatre, Austin
  • Sheldon Theatre, Red Wing
  • Memorial Auditorium, Worthington
  • Minnesota State University Mankato
  • Historic Holmes Theatre, Detroit Lakes
  • Sacred Heart Music Center, Duluth
  • Shattuck St. Mary's Newhall Auditorium, Faribault
  • Hibbing High School Auditorium, Hibbing

Music Selection Panel:

  • Symone Wilson
  • Basil Considine
  • Eric Parrish
  • Charles Duda
  • Ryan Bynum
  • David Ostrom

 

Foundation and Corporate Gifts and Grants

3M Community Giving

Dow Artists

Explore Minnesota Tourism Marketing Grant

Historic Holmes Theatre

Horowitz

McCollum Crowley

McKnight Foundation

Medtronic

Minnesota State Arts Board

Northstar Artists

SBA Paycheck Protection Program

SBA Shuttered Venues Operating Grant

Summit Brewing Company

To the Bridge Foundation

United Health Group

In-Kind and Volunteer Support

Drew Barbes

Christin Crabtree

Steve Cole

Julie Chapin

Carl Erickson

Meg and Chad Halsten

Dan Israel

 

Scott LeGere

Bobby Maher

Luke McGreavy

John Schnedler

Luke Smith

Youa Vang

Individual Donors

Ken Abdo
J. Anthony Allen
Rick Allen
Constance Anderson
Paul Anderson
Allan Angen
Anonymous
John Barghini
Don and Lisa Beaupre
Barbara Berdahl
Colleen Borgendale
Anna Boroff
Jesse Brodd
Kevin Bumgardner
Bob and Beth Burns
Courtney Burton
Joel Chechik
Steve Cole
Chris and Connie Coleman
Kevin Curry
Dan DeVoe
Shantel Dow

Eugene Dukes
David Dvorak
Julie Dyke
Jonathan Elconin
David Enge
Dustin and Sabrina Fay
Sonia Feder-Lewis
Jerilyn Foster
Daniel Fowlds
Terrence Frederick
Mary and Patrick Haggerty
Chuck Hermes
Annamary Herther
Anne Johnson
Keith Jones
Jeremy Kalin
Jennifer Kalmes
Rob and Deb Kemp
Daly Kevin
Therese Kiser
Chad Kulas
Karla Larsen

Scott LeGere
Conrad Leifur
Michael Lewis
Jon Lewis
Darby Lunceford
Mary Mansour
Bob McCollum
Martha M. McDermott
Donna and Gerald McKoskey
Mary and Bill McKoskey
Anthony Mendoza
Joe Meuwissen
Joe Milla
Christi Monson
Dawn Montez
Garth Morrisette
Chris Osgood
Kate Pearce
Jean and Kris Pearson
James Pence
Kevin Pleasant
Annette Schiebout

Timothy and Julie Schmolke
Joanna and John Schnedler
Paul Schumann
Krisanthy Sikkila
Lars Smeenk
George Soule
Megan & Jack Sparks
John Stout
Karin Strub
Jeffrey Sugerman
Wendy Tien
Annie and Elizabeth Tigan
Andy Tso
Tom Vogt
Michael Walz
Donald Watson
Steve and Sharon Weber
Janis and David Weller
David West
Chris Zieg
Brian Zirngible
Lee Zukor

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